Persol Roadster GT
At Sunglasses Shop we believe that every guy should have an aviator, or five. With its lavish quality and great character this car-inspired take on the style from the legendary Persol, is not for the boy racer. This is one for the grown ups.
The Roadster Edition is available in two styles; a full and a shorter, square aviator. It is a luxuriant style full of Persol’s iconic details. In addition to all that classic Persol styling running through the frame, there are references to the motor car.
The GT, a full aviator has classic tear drop shaped lenses and a double bridge. A hand crafted acetate frame is comfortable, durable and lightweight. Acetate also provides vivid colour. At the temple, the classic Persol arrow forms part of the hinge. Originally inspired by the swords of ancient warrior’s, founder Giuseppe Ratti preempted the now common practice of marking out eyewear with branding. The Meflecto system, patented in the late thirties, makes for flexible temples for comfort and fit. Unparalleled today this intricate technology involves the insertion of metal cylinders. In the Roadster edition, the Meflectos are rounded, after car air vents.
All Persol is unique, but this one is extra special with it’s subtle homage to the motor car. Across the brow is a riveted metal piece that sits over the brow bar. This takes inspiration directly from motor cars. The textured metal piece resembles the hand beaten metal found in car parts. At the temple ends interior a grip, inspired by the car grill serves its purpose to keep the frames secure. On the outer temple end, a piece beneath the resin reflects the iconic Persol arrow decoration.
Crystal lenses boast a polarized filter that blocks glare. Persol’s photocromatic filter adjusts according to light conditions allowing for optimum vision at all times. These world class Photo-Polar lenses also have an anti-reflective coating on the interior. An oleophobic coating repels water, oil, finger prints and dust. 100% UV protection is of course standard.
This piece of kit is truly stunning; with serious substance to all that style this is one of the most sophisticated aviators around. If you are looking for a way to make your mark on the essential aviator, then this impressive piece of work is something to be really proud of. Yet another fine work of Persol.
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